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Death from above: the ravens slaughtering newborn lambs - Telegraph

1st May 2016

Photograph of Death from above: the ravens slaughtering newborn lambs - Telegraph

Joe Shute today has written an article on the problems faced by Caithness farmers trying to protect their sheep from Ravens. Selena Swanson stands on the fresh straw inside a stone shed on her family farm, cradling a few-days-old lamb in her arms. There are stab wounds across the infant's soft white fur and a haunted look in its eyes. Where its tail should be is a bloodied stump turned dark yellow from the latest application of iodine. The hardy sheep farmers of Caithness in northernmost Scotland don't often give their livestock names. But Selena has taken to calling this one "Stumpy". It is more than a mere term of endearment; Stumpy is one of the lucky ones.

Full article and photos at -
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/01/death-from-above-the-ravens-slaughtering-newborn-lambs

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